Name: Daminda H-Ralalage       

Role: CEO & Head of R&D

Date Of Birth: 25/02/1982

Birth Town: Colombo

Currently Living: London

Height: 5 ft 11 inch

Body Weight: 198 LB

About You:

I started my career as a Personal Trainer in 2002. But before that, I was an athlete. I competed in Shot putt and Javelin Throw at school and national level. In 2002 I started my coaching life as a PT and in 2007 I started my degree in Strength and Conditioning Science at St mary's University. I graduated from my degree in 2010 and since then I have been in working in the fitness world as a coach. My goal is to build products to improve athletic performance. 

Favourite Exercise:

  • Flat Bench Press
  • Deadlifts
  • Narrow Pull Down
  • Bicep Curls
  • Squats

Q 01: What are your life challenges:

Before DA NUTRITION (what you see now) was born I went through a life changing transformation; from a divorce to becoming homeless to losing my first business idea and going completely bankrupt. At one time I had only £5 to eat for 3 weeks. Often I ate only one meal a day. Most people who face these similar situations would give up and take the exit route, because it is too painful to experience this, why would anyone want to put themselves in a situation like this.

Perseverance:

There were many times he was just walking around and looking for some inspiration. I slept in a small office unit for over one year because I could not afford to rent a room. But one thing was clear, I wanted to build something that can serve the world. Everything that I experienced became my life and part of the DA NUTRITION vision, a world without boundaries. A company that wants to serve the world and to build a better, active society.

Q 02: How did You overcome these?

Finally after 4 years with the help of a few friends I started 2 projects in the areas that I am passionate about. The beginning of 2015 I launched DA NUTRITION & VENUS to share my passion with the world. Through these brands I want to express deep insight into our purpose in the world. We want to evoke qualities of human soulfulness by a vibration of our core values.  Today DA NUTRITION & VENUS ARMY is powered by passionate people around the world. We all are connected by a common vision.

Advice For People Who Are In Similar Situations:

I believe as humans we all have unlimited potential to do well. You just need to have the courage to experience the pain and never stop advancing yourself. Even you fail, learn from it and start again.

Favourite quote:

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. – Steve Jobs

Top 5 Tips For Lean Muscle Gain:

  • Get some help and develop a diet plan
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Proper training plan is very important
  • Make sure you use every rep to push your limits

What’s Your Favourite Body Part To Train?

  • Arms and Legs

What’s Your Favourite Post-Workout Snack?

  • Protein pancakes made with CRANK-UP (Post workout)
  • Ice Cream (as cheat meal)